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Private Historic Castle in San Francisco

Bedrooms 2
Space 185 m²
Property type castle


About the property

Full modern kitchen, Wi Fi, living room w/fireplace ,views of SF Bay

This unusual historical landmark has 3 beds (2 Q 1 trundle)2 bathrooms w/showers, beautiful modern kitchen, dining room,living room and 1 car indoor garage. Wi Fi, 2 flat screens TV's Outdoor patio . Interior beautifully decorated by SF local designer

*Small events /dinner parties considered price TBD

*Available for photo shoots and film

*Company team building

* Work offsite retreat

This property was named Albion castle and was once a working brewery.

Located in Hunters Point in an area that is quickly becoming the new 'artists district' Close to Freeways and local transit

This property is Gated and has enclosed garage and alarm system

More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer Gilbert or Bill and Lee Ann Gilbert
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

About Jennifer Gilbert or Bill and Lee Ann Gilbert

This property was purchased in 2012 The husband and wife owners are both San Francisco natives who grew up in Hunters Point in the 1950's. The owners have a love for unusual historical properties and jumped at the chance to acquire this unique property located in the city they love .

**Google Albion Castle Bill Gilbert for recent pics and article

Jennifer Gilbert or Bill and Lee Ann Gilbert purchased this castle in 2012

Why Jennifer Gilbert or Bill and Lee Ann Gilbert chose Bayview-Hunters Point

This property has underground water caverns hosting a natural spring system that produces 10,000 gallons of water daily. There is nothing quite like it.

Its not your typical vacation area however once you are behind the closed gates you truly enter another world.

What makes this castle unique

The large modern kitchen is fully equipped and has easy access to the dining room and living room.

1.2 Acres

Large windows give you a nice view of the SF Bay.

Lookout tower located on the third floor

Underground water cavern tour (when available)

Outside patio firepit


Nearest Airport
1023 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Speak Easy
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
SF Ferry
Nearest Train
3.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

Explore San Francisco's art districts , award winning restaurants and popular tourist attractions


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Bayview-Hunters Point, California

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Located on 2nd and 3rd floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • **Two private bedrooms. **Two additional open rooms upstairs w/Trundle bed and a full size futon.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
This unique property is for those looking for something out of the ordinary.


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Private Historic Castle in San Francisco
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Castle was a great place for myself and three other colleagues during our Dreamforce conference. Jennifer was extremely responsive (even when we wanted some more firewood in the middle of the night) and the grounds are very impressive. This was a great experience for my team that we will never forget. Castle atmosphere with all the modern amenities. Highly recommmended!!

  • Review Submitted: 10/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place and wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

loved it - beautiful place and wonderful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A magical place

  • 5 of 5

If you are even thinking about renting the Castle, think no more. Do it! This place is amazing. The history alone is enough to make it fun, but then the property has been so well and tastefully updated. All of my guests arrived at the castle door with their mouths gaping because they could not believe where they were. What a special place. It's got ample room to host several people, and sleep a few people as well. The bedding was extremely comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. They even had firewood for the fireplace and back patio fire pit! Words and even pictures do not do this place justice. It's on beautiful old grounds, and the castle just keeps going up and up the hill. And on top of all of that, there are amazing views of the bay! I rented the place in September, which is absolutely my most favorite month for weather in SF, but I would imagine it would also be one of the last places in SF to get fog in the summer too. If that all still doesn't sell you, the property manager, Jennifer, is very responsive and super nice. And her father makes a good wine to boot! ;)

In summary, I had an amazingly wonderful time and only wish I could have stayed more than just one night.

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing night here, I've lived in SF my whole life and I had no idea there was a castle. One of a kind experience, very fun to stay in a SF landmark!

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical gem in San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the castle was hands down amazing! I was sourced with the task to find the a venue for my company (Goorin Bros) product review / team meeting and really did not want a stuffy meeting room, so when I stumbled upon a historic castle in San Francisco I knew we found the perfect space! The thick brick walls, wood detailing, beautiful gardens, and impeccable decor the team was inspired from the second they walked through the gates leading to Goorin's most successful creative meetings on the books. Enough about us...

Jennifer was very accommodating and had great communication from beginning and you can tell she takes very good care of the house and property. The neighborhood is not the safest/ most convenient for nearby accommodation but once we got inside the gates, we felt very comfortable and protected.

I imagine like us, the people who stay there will again return. There’s really nothing like it.

  • Review Submitted: 12/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

An incredible property with tons of California charm!

  • 4 of 5

Albion castle was the location for our film shoot and Jennifer and her family were incredible. They got us moved in and helped walk us around the property. There are so many rooms and spaces available for filming. The entire building is wrapped with gardens! It feels like you step back in time when you walk through the gates. Great place for a stay in SF or a film shoot. Don't be afraid of the neighborhood. Once you get in the gates no one is going to mess with your castle!

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$264.64
Damage Insurance AU$78.07
Damage Deposit AU$661.6

$200.00 cleaning fee per stay

Special events and holidays excluded
**Small dinner parties /events considered**pricing TBD

1-2 night option available

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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